GOD Economics

In my past, there are some financial struggles. I was underemployed, and living in an area with a high cost of living. My family helped me, but God got me through. God helped me scrape by, get into better jobs, and eventually get out from under the debt I incurred in the lean years. Through... Continue Reading →

Hometown Hero

I remember studying Greek tragedies and learning that the heroes always had a catastrophic flaw. I was thinking recently that perhaps we as humans prefer our heroes to have a weakness or flaws so that we can relate to them. In modern times, we expect heroes to win the day, but we also want to... Continue Reading →

Sharing IS Caring

I grew up hearing the story of how my grandfather’s life was changed when he came to saving faith in Christ at a Navigators’ retreat. I also remember him talking about Dawson Trotman, the founder of The Navigators, but I didn’t have any context for the man or his ministry. After my grandfather’s death, I... Continue Reading →

Living Like You’re Dead

Last summer, I was in Acts for my daily reading, and Acts 20:24 caught my attention. I wrote it on a notecard, and that notecard traveled around with me for a while. That was during my Whirlwind Season  of busyness and stress, but I found minutes here and there that I would read through that... Continue Reading →

Oh, the Christmas Burden

Christmas is upon us, and I fear that for many people, it is filled with stress rather than joy. As a single person from a laid-back family, I often feel like and observer of the madness. At one Christian gathering, in a prayer someone referred to "the Christmas burden.” I wonder if it was one... Continue Reading →

No Guts, No Glory

I love the quote from the movie, The Princess Bride, “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” There is real truth in that. Human nature is to do whatever we can to avoid pain in life, making pain-relief a good selling point. God has taught me about His faithfulness and my... Continue Reading →

Thanks-GIVING

Single life can be lonely, but it is also peaceful. There is only one family to please, and there are few demands on my time or attention. Thursday was quiet and restful for me, and I spent some time reflecting on this holiday that should be more religious than it is. In centuries past, on... Continue Reading →

Get Used To Disappointment

At times this life can be so filled with disappointments and discouragement. We see this world around us is filled with sin, evil, disease, destruction, and despair; yet all of us have this idea in our minds of how good we think our lives should be or will be. It seems like we all set... Continue Reading →

The Joys of Discipline

Ongoing stress is wearing me down. If there is anything that has been my saving grace in all of the busyness, it is self-discipline. I often look back with gratitude on my first big lesson in discipline. I was seventeen when I started running. I had never liked running, or exercise in general, but I... Continue Reading →

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